Staff Photo by Charles Boothe
Friday, September 13, 2013
On Tuesday, a mother black bear and two cubs were spotted in Rocky Mount. They apparently were spooked by a train and climbed a tree, as black bears will do. The mother bear climbed quite high in the tree as the youngsters waited below, clinging tightly to their perches.
Capt. Marvin Woods, animal control officer for Franklin County, was called to the scene and said the bears were safe since they are good climbers. He also said the best action to take in that situation is simply to leave them alone.
When it is quiet, they will come down and move on, which these bears did later that day.